Critical Infrastructure Protection
Security threats to U.S. critical infrastructure span the digital divide. Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure are becoming more strategic and targeted. INL is addressing the critical and complex long-term challenges for key overlapping sectors of the energy system (power, oil and gas, water, wind, nuclear, and transportation), mission critical defense infrastructures, and the everyday systems in all physical processes and infrastructures.
Power and Wireless Systems
The power and wireless grid has vulnerabilities that can be exploited by manmade and natural events. INL plays a leading role in protecting the emerging power and wireless technologies from cyber and physical threats.
- Electric Grid Security
- Wireless Security Research
- Instrumentation, Control and Intelligent Systems
- Grid Modeling
Given the increasing interconnections and interdependencies of systems — such as communications, power distribution and transportation infrastructure — it is essential that government agencies and industry recognize potential vulnerabilities and mitigations to protect critical infrastructure.
- Systems Resilience and Risk Management (IROC)
- Interconnected Cyber-physical Infrastructure Research Environment (INSPIRE)
- Critical Environment Research Laboratory
- Cyber-physical Interdependency Analysis
- Modeling and Simulation
- Workforce Development and Training
Control Systems Cybersecurity
The expansion of the internet, digital control systems and wireless device connectivity has dynamically changed our nation’s economy. This transition creates a paradox – more efficient, effective operations, but dramatically increased cyber attack surfaces.